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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Larger Construction Sites

This following information is applicable to all construction projects that have a disturbed area equal to or greater than 2000 square meters.

The ESC Permit process establishes a framework to ensure that mandatory standards are applied to construction site ESC planning and management, which is conducive to the proposed construction, scheduling and specific site conditions, such as site drainage, topography and soil characteristics.

 You can click on the image of the guide to the right of this page to be referred to a document that explains the requirements for larger construction sites.

ESC Permit Applications

Please ensure that you allow 2 to 4 weeks for the processing of your ESC Permit application and ensure that your applications is completed with as much detail possible to prevent processing delays.  Erosion and Sediment Control Permit applications are made through the City’s Engineering Department and are required to be issued prior to the release of associated construction permits.  ESC Permits are commonly associated with, but not limited to, Land Development Servicing Agreements, Building Permits and Soil Deposition/Removal Permits.

ESC Permit applications can also be submitted to the City of Surrey using an online system that allows applicants to quickly and easily:
• apply for and update their ESC Permit application
• pay their Permit Application Fee
• track the status of their ESC Permit application

The City has published a General Guide to ESC Permit Applications to help guide applicants through the permit application process, as well as a General Guide to Online ESC Permit Applications.  Please refer to these guides for further information regarding the application process.


Additional application documents and supporting information can be found on the Other Resources & FAQs page.